By: Diane Benjamin
I FOIA’d the curriculum approved for one specific Social Studies teacher at BHS. I’ve got a lot of data to look at, but start with the textbook mentioned first in what I received:
Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction (McDougal Littell)
The excerpt below is from this website: https://archive.org/details/ERIC_ED485622/page/n13/mode/2up?q=Modern+World+History+Patterns+of+Interaction+McDougal+Littell
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This is a review of the textbook mentioned above. This was written by an organization founded in 1989 called the American Textbook Council:
Note the last line: Not a history book.
The second text book mentioned in my FOIA is: The Americas: Reconstruction to the 21st Century (McDougal Littell)
Note, the authors are the same. Neither of these textbooks mention the 1619 Project. My FOIA was for approved curriculum from one specific teacher who was identified as teaching it.
I have many other documents to review but the School Board knows who my FOIA targeted. I’m sure they get a list of FOIAs filed. Your elected representatives need to ask questions – unless they approve of teachers using unapproved materials and FAKE HISTORY.
Next they should look at better textbooks that aren’t picture and activity books. Both books are used in 9th grade. If parents don’t demand a better education your kids won’t get one.